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The Duel over the Calculus [diptych](2007)

Calculus is arguably the cornerstone of modern mathematics. English scientist Isaac Newton and German philosopher Gottfried Leibnitz both independently ‘discovered’ the method in the mid 17th Century. The dispute over true authorship continued for many years, reaching a head in 1711, when the Royal Society decided that Newton (an Englishman) deserved the honor of being […]

Descartes (2006)

acrylic on canvas, 812mm x 304mm This is the first of two anamorphic paintings recently completed. This one is of René Descartes, the 17th Century philosopher and mathematician, most famous for his conclusion in The Meditations on First Philosophy of ‘Cogito Ergo Sum’ – which roughly translates as ‘I’m thinking, therefore I am’. To view […]